Athletics: Newspaper publishes photo of Pistorius in blades

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A South African newspaper published a photograph of Oscar Pistorius at a running track in his carbon fibre blades on Thursday as the Olympian's agent said his return to training was now imminent - but denied he was already in training.

The Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper had the image of what it said was Pistorius, who was charged with murder for the Valentine's Day shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on the front page of its Thursday edition.

In the photograph, the double amputee is seen from some distance wearing his blades and dark lycra running clothes and is walking on a track with his hands on his hips. The newspaper said the photo was taken on March 24 by a high school student visiting the University of Pretoria, where Pistorius regularly trains.